Matthew Bernstein came to Vermont Law School in 2019 from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he was Senior Staff Attorney at Pegasus Legal Services for Children. In this capacity, he represented children in abuse/neglect and special education cases and focused on stopping the school-to-prison pipeline. He is a Child Welfare Law Specialist as Certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children. He graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2014. He also holds a master’s degree in United States history from UNM, where his thesis focused on race relations and education, and a Level II New Mexico teacher’s license. Prior to attending law school, Matthew taught English, history, and economics at Amy Biehl High School in downtown Albuquerque.